Saturday, 27 April 2013

UK Book Launch Coming Soon...

So it is finally here, my UK Book Launch for my first publication "The Photograph as Contemporary Art." Launching at the amazing Claire de Rouen book shop on Thursday 30th May 2013 from 7pm. There will be more news to come, but we do have a very, very special guest taking part, in fact without her it wouldn't of been possible to make this happen!

Keep your eyes posted for more information here and on the Claire de Rouen site too;

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Light & Bride

So last Friday I finally managed to get to see the two shows I have been trying to see for a long time! These were the very much celebrated Light show at the Hayward and The Bride and the Bachelor at the Barbican. Two unbelievably incredible exhibitions curated with such passion and authority the exhibits were truly moving.

The Light show, now extended until May 7th is quite extraordinary as it takes you not only on a contemporary artistic journey, but a sensual one whereby the confusion of your senses makes you feel a wealth of emotions and you become reactive to the environment you are walking into in such a self participatory way. For me, the sensory overload was at times quite unimaginable as the colours, tones, mists and forms trick your eyes into seeing and understanding situations and shapes in a completely new way. Works that really got me were pieces by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cerith Wyn Evans, Dan Flavin and Anthony McCall. 

As the press release states, "Light has the power to affect our state of mind as well as alter how we perceive the world around us, and Light Show includes some of the most visually stimulating artworks created in recent years. From atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures that you can move around and even through, visitors can experience light in all of its spatial and sensory forms. Individual artworks explore different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena."

See more here:

The Bride and The Bachelor is a completely different experience, but nether the less moving and inspiring. Based around the works of Duchamp and his enormously important legacy on contemporary artists John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. This exhibition is layered with traces of genius, as you see the effect Marcel had on the works of his contemporaries and friends. As you walk around the show, Philippe Parreno has created a musical mise en scene, producing scores from Cage and sounds of his own inspiration from these works. The result is a stunning sensory explosion, as you see, hear and feel part of a great moment in time.

Its almost impossible to truly explain the experiences you get from these two shows, the best way is to visit, see and experience them yourself and be overtaken with inspiration and vision in ways you couldn't quite imagine.

See more here:

Friday, 12 April 2013

Lucid-Ly Opens...

So last night saw the opening launch of the Lucid-Ly showrooms presenting the much anticipated Photobook exhibition, "The Contemporary Photobook." With artists like Martin Parr, WassinkLundgren, Jaap Scheeren, Kummer and Herrman, Mark Mattock to name but a few the exhibits were exciting, challenging and presented in a wonderful space, that was approachable, comfortable and inviting. It was if you had stepped inside a well design living room and quietly looked through their artworks, their Photobook collection, it was completely inviting and beautiful.

The opening was busy with even a guest appearance by Mister Parr himself as well as many amazing curators, magazine editors and Thames and Hudson. My first publication was presented and it was wonderful to see so many people taking the time to look through each and every page, the response was incredible! A perfect launch, with a great audience all taking the time to look through each and every book with care and attention, what more could any artist wish for!

See more here and make an appointment to see the show, it really is something not to be missed: 

Monday, 8 April 2013

New Show - The Contemporary Photobook

I am very pleased to announce a new show that I am in called, "The Contemporary Photobook" which opens at Lucid-Ly Showrooms this coming Thursday 11th April. I am very proud to be part of this very exciting show and with artists like Martin Parr, WassinkLundrgen and Hans Gremmen that are such authorities on the photobook. Here is a little bit more about the show below.

"This exhibition showcases a series of recent photobook projects, which reassess the potential of the book as a platform for photography. Since the onset of the medium, photographic images have been linked to the publishing and distribution of books. The photo album and the photography-illustrated book are two of a number of traditions behind the current definition of the photobook, revised and redefined through collaborative practices between artist photographers, writers, designers and printers...."

You can purchase my books directly through this email,

View more about the exhibition and Lucid-Ly here:

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